While site limitations prevent us from holding the competition at the annual meeting hotel site, we're working on an alternative location in the area. Stay tuned for further information.

ISU Fountain Wars Photo, 2018



The 2018 Fountain Wars winning team, Iowa State University, with their fountain

Congratulations to the 2018 Winners!

1st  Place  – Iowa State University

2nd Place – University of Nebraska - Lincoln

3rd Place – Kansas State University

Fountain Wars is a hands-on, real-time design competition where students design and model their entry on-site at the Annual International Meeting (AIM), and build and test their actual entry under time pressure during the competition at the AIM.

Fountain Wars requires a modest design document and limited expenditures. As such, it is primarily targeted at student clubs or participants in sophomore/junior-level class design projects. Teams will arrive at the competition with a design for their fountain, along with the necessary PVC pipe, couplers, fittings, valves, nozzles, and pumps to assemble their design. After making a brief, marketing-style promotion, they will construct their system during a 120-minute construction period.

Awards are based on scores of the written report, oral presentation, construction, technical tasks and aesthetic display segments of the event.

Cash prizes for top three finishers - $1,250, $1,000 and $750, plus seven specialty awards of $100 each.

Past Winners
2018: Iowa State University
2017: Oklahoma State University

2016: University of Nebraska
2015: University of Florida
2014: University of Nebraska
2013: University of Illinois
2012: University of Tennessee
2011: Kansas State University
2010: Iowa State University
2009: Texas A & M University
2008: Texas A & M University
2007: Iowa State University
2006: University of Tennessee
2005: Oklahoma State University
2004: Kansas State University
2003: University of Illinois